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LAW BULLETIN

LEGAL EMPLOYMENT WEEKLY®

Up-to-Date Listings of Jobs in the Legal Profession Volume 13, No. 35

Week of Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2011

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MedMal/Personal Injury Trial Attorney

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Well known Plaintiff's medical malpractice/personal injury firm seeks to add a senior level trial attorney. Must have medical malpractice trial experience in complex, sophisticated medical malpractice and birth injury matters. Send resume confidentially.

Small collegial Loop firm has immediate opening for experienced (2 yrs+) paralegal to handle collection, litigation and transactional matters. Must be very organized, have excellent communication and people skills, and able to handle significant responsibility. Prefer graduate of ABA certified program. To be considered, submit resume, writing sample (2-3 pages) and compensation requirements to Michael C. Kim at mck@mkimlaw.com.

Mid-size law firm seeking a legal secretary with a minimum of 5 years' experience with litigation knowledge. Preferred candidates will be professional, have experience with e-filing, working knowledge of both MS Word and WordPerfect and self-motivated. Labor/Employment experience a plus.

Box LB746 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

COMPLEX CIVIL LITIGATION ATTORNEY A mid-size AV-rated defense litigation firm with a national practice seeks a full-time attorney with 5 to 7 years legal experience in complex civil litigation. Product liability experience preferred. Skill set required includes established research, writing, and deposition and trial skills along with the ability to work independently as well as in a team setting. Excellent academic credentials preferred. Applicants must be organized, self-motivated and able to handle files with little supervision. Please send resume and writing sample to the following:

Box LB737 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY Boutique litigation firm concentrating in commercial litigation seeks an associate attorney with one to three years experience. Please send resume to

Box LB732 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Litigation Associate Chicago litigation firm seeks an associate with 2-4 years of litigation experience. Candidate should be self-motivated and have strong writing and oral argument skills. Send cover letter and resume to:

Box LB745 Law Bulletin

Experienced Illinois Licensed Attorney (4105 W. 26th St.) Illinois licensed attorney with minimum two years postadmission experience in one or more of the following areas of law: foreclosure defense, loan modification, bankruptcy, civil litigation, immigration, criminal or family law may apply. Katz Law Office, Ltd. is has offices in Chicago, Waukegan, and Mexico City, and is dedicated to representing the Spanish speaking communities in these areas. Please do not apply if you do not have a minimum of two years experience working as an attorney in Illinois with an Illinois law license. Email resume and two work related references to bsanchez@katzlawchicago.co m. The position includes a substantial benefits package and bonus pay structure.

ATTORNEY Chicago based law firm has immediate opening for attorney with federal litigation or bankruptcy experience and excellent writing skills. Spanish speaking a plus. Fax resume in confidence to Ms. Roby at 847/934-6508

415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Bilingual Paralegal (English/Spanish) (Chicago ) Fast paced law firm has an immediate opening for a bilingual paralegal. Candidate must be professional, organized, self motivated and be able to complete assignments with little supervision. Candidate must also be able to multitask a consistent work load, have excellent computer skills and have weekend availability. Job responsibilities includes, but not limited to court filing, preparation of pleadings, immigration applications, bankruptcy filings and meetings with clients. MUST HAVE a minimum of 2yrs college or Associate's Degree. Please email your cover letter, resume, writing sample and two professional references to bsanchez@katzlawchicago.com.

Commercial Finance Paralegal Downtown Chicago law firm has an immediate opening for an experienced Commercial Finance/ Corporate Transactional Paralegal. We are looking for candidates with at least three years experience in commercial lending/asset-based financing and merger and acquisition transactional work. Main responsibilities include document preparation, distribution, and filing of UCC documents for closings, as well as post-closing document preparation and distributions. You must have extensive experience reviewing UCC documentation. This position requires the ability to perform due diligence, organize documents and draft closing documents. You must be available to work overtime and be able to interface with attorneys and clients. An ABA approved Paralegal Certificate or Bachelor ’s Degree is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and firm offers a competitive benefit package. E-mail resume to fmc420@aol.com

ATTORNEY – LITIGATION Well-established, mid-size AVrated law firm seeks associate attorney with 2 to 5 years’ litigation experience in commercial foreclosure matters. Excellent academic credentials and strong writing skills necessary. Competitive salary and benefits; convenient downtown location and collegial office atmosphere. Please send resume and writing samples to:

Box LB740 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Real Estate Paralegal

PARALEGAL Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen has an immediate opening in our workers’ comp department. Duties include attendance/filling at the IWCC call, handling a heavy call volume, file organization, trial preparation, etc… 1-3 years of experience in workers' comp. If you would like to work at a large, prestigious firm offering great benefits and a pleasant environment, please send resume to pvillarreal@anesilaw.com

Law Firm seeks real estate paralegal with approximately 3 to 5 years experience. Must be able to work independently with excellent communication and organizational skills. Excellent benefits package. Please send resume to

Box LB741 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Box LB742 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

LEGAL SECRETARY Our firm is seeking an individual to work with one attorney specializing in all aspects of general practice. 1-3 years of experience in real estate, divorce, probate, bankruptcy, employment law, personal injury, and must know how to file documents through pacer. Excellent secretarial and organizational skills required and must be able to work independently. We offer a competitive salary and great benefit package.

Box LB739 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Patent/Trademark Prosecution Secretary National firm is seeking an experienced Patent & Trademark Prosecution secretary with some patent litigation experience to assist their busy Patent team in processing pleadings and correspondence and prosecution documents. The successful candidate will have both patent and trademark prosecution and patent litigation experience. At least 3 years of relevant experience is highly preferred. You must have a strong knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Word, Excel, & Outlook. Familiarity with litigation support software and database management software is also desired. You must have strong communication skills. . You must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Salary based on previous experience. Immediate interviews. E-mail resume to fmc420@aol.com

AV rated insurance defense firm seeks associate attorney to handle complex tort litigation for Naperville office. 1 to 4 years litigation/general insurance defense/insurance coverage experience preferred. Email resume to tcostello@bestfirm.com.

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1) Corporate Transactional Shareholder at national firm needs right arm assistant. 2) PATENT, TRADEMARK, IP PROSECUTION - Work in the hottest growing practice area in LAW! We have several separate opportunities at several of the top IP firms in the city. 3) Assist High Powered Dynamic Partners at a top loop Family law firm. 4) Floater at top 25 law firm must have strong people skills and advanced Word and Excel skills. These are highly visible positions and require poised, confident professionals to interact with prominent clients. Minimum of 3+ years of law firm secretarial experience required. Full benefits packages. Offices located in the heart of the loop. Salary is commensurate with experience and firm offers a competitive benefit package. E-mail resume to fmc420@aol.com

Secretary Busy plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice firm seeks secretary with experience working for a plaintiff’s attorney. You must have demonstrated ability to assist trial attorneys with preparation of documents, scheduling, ordering and organization of medical records, and all other aspects of management of personal injury matters. Please submit resume, references, and salary requirements.

Box LB748 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

Legal Secretary

Trust and Estates Paralegal INSURANCE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

Legal Secretaries to $60,000

Litigation – 5 + years Our client, a congenial, mid-size, law firm with a busy trust and estates department is seeking to add a senior level trust and estates paralegal with 8+ years of estate planning experience. To be considered for this position, you must have solid experience preparing federal estate, fiduciary and gift taxes; transferring title, opening and closing probate estates, preparing asset allocations, etc. Accuracy and speed is essential for this position. This firm offers excellent benefits, competitive salary and a friendly work environment.

Box LB738 Law Bulletin 415 N. State St, Chicago, IL 60654 E-mail: BlindBox@LBPC.com

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Liberty Mutual has an excellent opportunity for a Legal Secretary in its downtown office. Responsibilities include preparing legal documents, managing attorney’s calendar & answering phones. Must have excellent oral & written communication skills & the ability to quickly learn computer applications. Must possess the ability to multi-task in a high volume, fast paced environment. We offer a competitive salary & excellent benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer. Please post resume to: www.libertymutual.com to Posting # 23324

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Established and well-respected Law Firm is seeking an accomplished associate with a demonstrated belief in the importance of helping clients make a significant difference in their lives. You will be challenged by the diverse and demanding cases at the Firm but you will enjoy an excellent salary and benefits package where your career can thrive. For immediate consideration please submit your resume to professionalcor@gmail.com. All inquiries will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

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STAFF ATTORNEY The Litigation Group in our Chicago office seeks a staff attorney with two to four years litigation experience with a background in medical malpractice experience preferred. Excellent research and writing skills and strong oral communication abilities are required. Job duties include overall general case/file management, contact with clients and expert witnesses, drafting of pleadings (including discovery requests and responses, witness lists, exhibit lists and motions), document management, document productions, party and expert depositions, deposition summaries, trial preparation and assistance at trial. Please send cover letter, resume, and a copy of law school transcript to: Justine A. Maury Professional Personnel Coordinator Dykema Gossett PLLC 10 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2300 Chicago, IL 60606 Fax: 312-627-2302 jmaury@dykema.com www.dykema.com

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATOR The Chicago Public School System is the third largest school district in the United States, and is comprised of more than 650 schools, 440,000 students, and 45,000 employees, with a budget of more than $6 billion. CPS’ mission is to ensure that every child is on track to graduate and prepared for success in college, work, and life. Position The Equal Opportunity Compliance Coordinator investigates complaints of discrimination pursuant to the Board of Education policies and procedures; evaluates requests for accommodations pursuant to the Board of Education policies and procedures; and responds to complaints from the Office for Civil Rights. Provides training as required pursuant to the EOCO’s policies and procedures. Principal Accountabilities 1. Conducts interviews of complainants, witnesses and persons accused of violating Board policies and procedures. 2. Responds to and evaluates requests for ADA reasonable accommodation 3. Responds to and assists with the investigation of complaints filed against the District by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights 4. Prepares reports of investigations and other documents, as required; 5. Collaborates with various department and schools within the Board of Education; 6. Testifies at various administrative, court and discovery proceedings. 7. Develops and carries out training on Board policies and procedures as they relate to the functions of the EOCO. Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree, Juris Doctorate, and an Illinois License to practice law are required, along with 3 – 5 years of experience investigating complaints of discrimination, regulatory compliance work and/or related experience. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, Spanish-speaking abilities desired. Compensation The CPS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical and dental insurance, and pension. Salary is commensurate with the years of experience. Residency Requirements Chicago residency is required within 6 months of accepting an offer of employment with the Chicago Public Schools. To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to employeerelations@cps.k12.il.us. Please include Equal Opportunity Compliance Administrator and your name in the Subject Line. Application deadline: August 19, 2011. No phone calls please. It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sex or sexual orientation. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education of Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination and/or inquiries regarding disability accommodations should be referred to the Equal Opportunity Compliance Office Manager, Chicago Public Schools, 125 South Clark, Chicago, IL 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

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Family Law Established and well-respected Firm is seeking an accomplished associate with a demonstrated belief in the importance of helping clients make a significant difference in their lives. You will be challenged by the diverse and demanding cases at the Firm but you will enjoy an excellent salary and benefits package where your career can thrive. For immediate consideration please submit your resume to professionalcor@gmail.com. All inquiries will be kept in the strictest of confidence.

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Experienced Attorney (4105 W. 26th St.) Katz Law Office, Ltd. seeks Illinois licensed attorney with minimum one year post-licensure experience in criminal, family, and/or consumer (bankruptcy, foreclosure, loan modification) law. Please send resume, two work related references, and a writing sample. Our firm provides health, vision, dental, life, long term disability, dependent care, consumer benefits, and substantial PTO, including all court holidays off and paid. If you are self-motivated, good with clients, and capable of managing a large caseload with patience and organizational zen, you will be right for this Staff Attorney position.

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Northwest Suburban Law firm has an immediate opening for an associate attorney with a minimum of 5 years of civil litigation experience in the field of Family Law for our Arlington Heights office. Strong courtroom and trial skills, excellent client relation skills, excellent drafting ability and research and writing skills a must. Candidate must be a self starter, potential partnership material and be able to bring in business as well. Compensation package commensurate with experience. For consideration: Email or Fax resume with salary history and professional experience to: 847-574-8237

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Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC, a leading Midwest business law firm, is seeking entrepreneurial attorneys in all office locations for our growing and diversified practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Corporate Advisory Services. Our firm has been in business since 1869 and has grown to over 125 attorneys, with offices in Chicago, Detroit and Las Vegas. We operate like a business and have a culture based on successful business principles. Low overhead, competitive hourly rates and merit based pay are just a few of those principles. Our success is due to the professional excellence exhibited by our attorneys and their ability to work well together. Creativity, collaboration and accomplishment are fostered consistently. This mindset sets us apart and is the reason we are trusted legal advisors to many long-term business clients. If you have a portable book of business worth $250,000 or higher...

Employment Litigation Associate AV-rated civil Growing defense firm is seeking an employment litigation associate with 2-4 years of experience. Strong academic creand exceptional dentials research and writing skills are Please submit required. resume, writing sample and academic transcript.

Established Divorce Law Firm needs a Hard Working/Honest/Client/ Court/Computer Savvy, Happy Associate for our MOKENA Office. mwakenight@gmail.com

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CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST The Chicago Public School System is the third largest school district in the United States, and is comprised of more than 650 schools, 440,000 students, and 45,000 employees, with a budget of more than $6 billion. CPS’ mission is to ensure that every child is on track to graduate and prepared for success in college, work, and life. Position Functions as a hearing officer and Board liaison with labor unions, and performs related duties as required. Principal Accountabilities • Reviews and analyzes information gathered in investigations, makes recommendations of findings related to employment issues and prepares written responses for signature of the Chief Executive Officer in connection with the findings. • Conducts necessary research and prepares written responses to charges filed by the Law Department. • Makes recommendations of findings at grievance and disciplinary hearings.

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Company based in Singapore and Malaysia seeking to appoint attorneys in an anticipated second legal action against a fast food restaurant chain based in Oak Brook, IL. Interested parties please contact: legal@transexpress.com.sg

ATTORNEY Casual north shore law office seeking part-time litigation attorney. Insurance defense and employment law experience preferred. Send resume and hourly rate to generalofficehp@gmail.com

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Attorney seeking per diem or part-time civil work North Suburban attorney seeking per diem or part-time civil work in Lake County and/or Skokie and Rolling Meadows courthouses. Call 224-639-2231

Attorney Seeking Position Retired Circuit Court Judge. 24 years on the bench, excellent reputation, 22 years of private practice both civil and criminal including divorce, personal injury, commercial litigation traffic. Felonies and misdemeanors. Salary open. wrhine@rawlegal.net

Civil Litigation Attorney For Per Diem Work Many references, all area circuits, reasonable rates. Shortterm notice ok. 15 years experience. (312) 282-5158 edszymanskiatty@yahoo.com

Attorney Busy plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice firm seeks experienced associate for all aspects of preparation and trial of cases. You must have demonstrated ability to evaluate cases, prepare and answer written discovery, research, write, and respond to and argue motions, and try/assist at trial. Must have at least 2 years of experience as a plaintiff's attorney. Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit resume, writing samples, jury verdict reports and references.

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Real Estate Associate (MidLevel) Our Chicago-based law firm client is seeking a well-credentialed associate with, ideally, 35 years of commercial real estate and related finance experience, including drafting, closing deals with minimum supervision, some negotiating and leasing, and complex document review, to join its growing practice group. This is a dynamic group where associates are given substantial responsibility and client interaction.Apply for Job #394

Corporate (Senior Level Associate) Our Chicago-based “top 50” law firm client is seeking a corporate associate with at least five years of M&A, company formation and finance, including loan documentation, experience as well as superb drating skills. You will represent publicly and privately held companies, lenders and financial institutions, investment banks and brokers, private equity funds, investors and entrepreneurs.This is a great opportunity to be an integral member of a growing practice group.Apply for Job #676

Tax (Junior To MidLevel) Our international law firm client is seeking an associate with, ideally, 2 to 5 years of experience in federal and state income tax matters. Experience with taxation of real estate, REITs and/or tax credit transactions is highly preferred. Candidates must have prior experience in a large or mid-sized firm. This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic, growing practice group. Apply for Job #977

Broker-Dealer (Mid To Senior Level) Our “top 25” Chicago law firm client is seeking an associate with a minimum of four years of broker-dealer regulatory experience to join its growing finance practice group. You will advise clients concerning the structuring, compliance and regulatory issues regarding commodities and derivatives. This is a great opportunity to be an integral part of a dynamic, entrepreneurial practice at a well-respected firm. Apply for Job #879

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Real Estate Associate The small, growing real estate practice group of our entrepreneurial law firm client (under 50 attorneys) is seeking a 2nd-5th year level associate. The ideal candidate will have acquisition, disposition, commercial finance and condominium experience. Representative matters include assisting with closings, drafting closing documents, conducting title review and coordinating with title companies and third parties, coordinating with various state and city government entities (e.g., City of Chicago Water Department, City of Chicago Department of Buildings, etc.), performing due diligence and research, and drafting basic documents. The preferred candidate will be a self-starter who seeks responsibility, is proactive, enjoys a variety of work, has a high energy level and desires to learn and progress rapidly. The realistic annual billables are 1,900-2,000 hours. This is a great opportunity to be an integral part of a close-knit practice group. Apply for Job #350

Consumer Financial Services Class Action Defense Associate (MidLevel) Our mid-size law firm client is seeking a litigation attorney to support its Consumer Financial Services Class Action Defense practice. The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of experience representing financial institutions in consumer class action litigation involving mortgage origination and servicing issues in state and federal courts throughout the country. This is a quality-of-life firm with realistic billable expectations between 1,800-1,900 hours. Apply for Job #849

Health Care Associate (Junior To Mid-Level) The Chicago office of our law firm client seeks an associate with, ideally, 2-5 years of experience to join their growing national health care practice. The ideal candidate will have experience advising hospitals, physicians, health systems and other health care providers or payors on federal and state law regulatory issues affecting the health care industry. This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic, highly respected practice group. Apply for Job #973

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Trusts & Estates Mid-Level Associate (Northern Suburbs) Our well-respected, small law firm client (under 15 attorneys) in the northern suburbs, is seeking an associate with, ideally, 3-6 years of experience handling sophisticated estate and gift tax planning matters as well as complex estate and trust controversy work. The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing and communication skills. This is a good opportunity to be part of a growing, sophisticated trusts and estates practice in a firm that offers a great work-life balance with realistic billables of 1,850. Apply for Job #969

White Collar Criminal Defense Litigation (Mid-Level Associate) The Chicago office of our international law firm client is seeking a well-credentialed midlevel associate to join its White Collar Defense Litigation practice group. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience working as an attorney for a governmental regulatory body, prosecutor's office, public/federal defender or law firm conducting internal investigations, responding to government inquiries, and engaging in litigation with criminal authorities or civil regulators. This is a great opportunity to be an integral part of a dynamic, well-respected team of attorneys. Apply for Job #972

Employment Counseling - Junior Level Associate Our labor and employment law boutique client is seeking an associate who has 2 to 3 years of employment counseling experience, including advising and counseling clients concerning compliance with all applicable labor and employment laws, representing them in matters involving labor unions and a broad range of human resources issues. You will provide “hands on” business advice and strategies regarding employment issues (e.g., terminations, severance agreements, promotions, hiring, etc.) and human resources policies and practices, and draft employment contracts and policies, non-competes, confidentiality agreements and restrictive covenants. Any litigation or public sector/collective bargaining experience is a plus. This is a great opportunity to work in a very collegial firm environment where partners truly mentor their associates. Apply for Job #848

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Assistant General Counsel Our client, a Christian institution based in Chicago, is seeking an Assistant General Counsel of the same faith to provide support in the areas of estate planning, planned giving and tax matters. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience and a CPA or LL.M. in taxation. This attorney will be responsible for drafting complex trusts, preparing estate planning proposals in major donor situations and handling sophisticated tax planning matters. This institution offers very interesting work, a generous benefits package and a unique opportunity to assume significant responsibility in this role. Apply for Job #966

Real Estate Transactional Associate The real estate group of our intenational law firm client is seeking an associate with, ideally, 2-4 years of commercial real estate transactions experience. The ideal candidate’s experience will have focused on large acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and financing. This attorney should be able to work independently as well as part of a team. This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of lawyers and work on a broad range of commercial real estate development transactions. Apply for Job #971

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This well-respected litigation boutique is seeking a well-credentialed (preferably “Top 10” law school on the Law Review or a law journal with a federal judicial clerkship) associate with, ideally, 4-6 years (class of 2005-2007) of commercial litigation experience gained at a national law firm or preeminent litigation boutique. This firm offers its associates sophisticated, complex litigation in a small, collegial environment and pays “big firm” market salary. Apply for Job #862

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Our international corporate client in the loop is looking for a contract labor/employment attorney with 5-7 years of experience for a 2-3 month project ASAP. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, employment law, labor negotiations, investigations, and on going employee-related litigation. Experience with ADA, ADEA, wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, etc. is required. Hourly rate commensurate with experience. Apply for Job #3307

Western suburban global corporation is seeking a real estate and leasing paralegal for a long-term/indefinite length assignment. Responsibilities include interpreting leases and lease amendments; preparing Estoppel Certificates and SNDA's; Data entry. Experience with Phophix, SLIM and Lawson are preferred. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. $20-$25 per hour (depending on experience). Apply for Job #3293

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Senior Lease Administrator Our corporate client is looking for a senior lease administrator with 2+ years of experience for their downtown Chicago office. This person will be directly responsible for data entry and maintenance of lease information. Other responsibilities include: producing reports from accounting system, reviewing commission payment, projecting budgets, entering billing changes, updating billing tables, and reviewing lease data to ensure consistency with legal documentation. Must have a bachelor's degree in related field or a paralegal certification. Salary is commensurate with experience. Apply for Job #3309

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Part-Time Trademark Paralegal Our corporate client in the Northern suburbs seeks a permanent part-time trademark paralegal (20 hours per week with flexibility), with potential to become full-time. Some responsibilities include: maintaining the trademark database and existing registrations, trademark docketing, trademark screenings, enforcing proper use of trademarks, trademark research and filing correspondence. Candidates must have 2-4 experience as an intellectual property paralegal, including prior background using docketing systems. The hourly, part-time rate is $21$27 depending on experience. Apply for Job #3308

Temporary Conflicts Analyst Conflicts Analyst,Law Firm, Our client, a large international law firm, is seeking (2) temporary conflicts analysts. The ideal candidate will have either 1-3 years of conflicts experience and/or 1-4 years of litigation paralegal experience. You should have experience with Legal Key software. Hourly rate commensurate with experience. Apply for Job #3302

Temp-To-Perm Legal Assistant Our south suburban corporate client seeks a legal assistant to report to the General Counsel. Responsibilities will include: legal research, preparing legal documents, drafting and reviewing contracts, assisting with litigation support, mainitning billing system for accounts payable, and assisting on other non-attorney/administrative tasks. The ideal candidate must be an effective learner and listener, have strong legal and business writing skills, be able to learn new legal disciplines, be able to easily multitask, willing to work overtime, and have excellent customer service. Please note that this is a temp-to-perm opportunity. Salary up to $40,000. Apply for Job #3304

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Executive Assistant for Litigation Partner Job Summary: A north of loop (Clybourn corridor) mid size firm seeks an Executive Assistant to work with the head of Litigation. The position requires a highly organized, responsible and experienced individual to provide high-level administrative and managerial support for a Senior Partner and other law firm personnel. The Executive Assistant will work on a variety of complex assignments of a critical and confidential nature, frequently exercising independent judgment, communicating, and making decisions on behalf of senior litigators. Core Duties:

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Work independently to maintain and successfully complete numerous administrative and legal tasks with varying levels of complexity and confidentiality.

SmithAmundsen seeks a Corporate/Real Estate Paralegal with 2+ years experience for its Chicago office. Responsibilities include assisting multiple partners in monitoring and progressing various business transactions, such as entity formation, contract development and fulfillment, due diligence in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Real estate experience should include contract review, title insurance awareness, and preparing all closing dues. Excellent organization and communication skills a must, and ability to follow up on projects assigned. Ideal candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Must be computer literate with Microsoft Office products. Paralegal certificate preferred. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. ONLY qualified applicants, please. Send resume w/ salary requirements to:

Relieve Senior Partner of routine details, and exercise initiative and independent judgment and decision making in Senior PartnerOwners’ absence

Human Resources SmithAmundsen LLC 150 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 3300 Chicago, IL 60601 Fax: (312) 894-3210 Email: HR@salawus.com EOE

Direct clerks, messengers, and paralegals regarding file maintenance and formation regarding Senior Partner-Owners’ clientrelated and personal business

Compose, prepare and distribute memoranda, correspondence, and reports of a confidential nature Prepare service documents, other court documents and correspondence (business, client and some partner personal), including emails on behalf of Senior Partner Set up and schedule all aspects of business meetings, including depositions, including direct conversations and communications with clients

Enter and maintain case and legal matter calendars, social calendars, and other business and personal related calendars for Senior Partner-Owners Establish new client matters and files, including billing information

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Interface with other firm attorneys regarding legal document drafting and scheduling

TITLE: Intellectual Property Paralegal

Aid attorneys and assistants in preparing notices, filings, correspondence and documents

DIVISION: Knowles Corporate

Communicate with clients, including providing explanation of legal procedures and terminology, responding to client inquiries

LOCATION: Itasca, Illinois COMPANY DESCRIPTION Knowles Electronics, a member of the Dover Corporation, is the leading global manufacturer of high performance, subminiature microphones and speakers serving the hearing health industry as well as a variety of other applications and markets (mobile communications and consumer electronics). Knowles is the pioneer of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) microphones – and is the largest producer of surface mount microphones in the world! For more than fifty years, Knowles’ R&D professionals have continually been at the forefront of subminiature acoustic technology, creating technology-driven, high quality products. At Knowles, product innovation, quality, delivery and service are our core values. Knowles’ headquarters is located in Itasca, IL and has manufacturing facilities in China and Malaysia. JOB SUMMARY: Position is responsible for work involved in the areas of Patent, Intellectual Property & General Legal Activities. Position assists patent attorney and manages internal company legal processes for IP, patent, trademark, and copyright filings. The position is responsible for maintaining and tacking records, correspondence, office actions, and deadlines of USPTO/foreign filings PCT and chairing the corporate patent committee. The position is responsible for assisting General Counsel when needed including travel arrangements, meeting scheduling, and general legal/administrative support.

Please send resume and cover letter to: sstone@bupdlaw.com and arubin@bupdlaw.com

Experienced Legal Secretaries Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, a leading Midwest business law firm based in Michigan, is seeking experienced legal secretaries for our Royal Oak, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois offices. The Howard & Howard legal secretarial role performs administrative duties for assigned attorneys and has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within a particular field. We are seeking candidates with 5 – 15 years experience with expertise in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Advisory Services (transaction) and Intellectual Property. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: *Manages assigned attorneys’ calendars, dockets and appointments. *Screens incoming calls and correspondence and responds as necessary. *Takes and transcribes dictation and composes and prepares confidential correspondence, reports and other complex documents. *Creates and maintains database and spreadsheet files. *Conducts attorney time entry and billing. *Maintains confidentiality of all firm and client matters.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Assist in organizing all US and Foreign Intellectual Property (IP) files, filing correspondence, memos, reports, non-IP agreements, etc. • Maintain current docket of all due dates including annuities for IP documents. • Providing support in conducting and reviewing IP searches. • Assist with administering the routine agreement process. • Assist in preparation for patent and trademark filings before the USPTO and foreign offices. • Enter patent and application data into Oracle System. • Maintain schedule of Invention Disclosure Review Committee Meetings. • Support daily activities of department. • Assist with various general legal and administrative activities as required.

*Provides back-up support to other legal secretaries as assigned or needed. *Performs other duties as assigned. Successful candidates should demonstrate the following competencies:

*A collaborative, team player, ethical and adaptive nature.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to General Counsel Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran Qualified Candidates may e-mail their resume to: recruitment@knowles.com and reference job code: IPPARA

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Human Resources SmithAmundsen LLC 150 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 3300 Chicago, IL 60601 Fax: (312) 894-3210 Email: HR@salawus.com EOE

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Full-Time Legal Secretary Loop divorce law firm seeks a full-time legal secretary. Must have a minimum of 3 years legal secretary experience at a law firm that exclusively practices divorce. Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements.

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National firm is seeking an experienced Patent & Trademark Prosecution secretary with some patent litigation experience to assist their busy Patent team in processing pleadings and correspondence and prosecution documents. The successful candidate will have both patent and trademark prosecution and patent litigation experience. At least 3 years of relevant experience is highly preferred. You must have a strong knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Word, Excel, & Outlook. Familiarity with litigation support software and database management software is also desired. You must have strong communication skills. . You must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Salary based on previous experience. Immediate interviews. E-mail resume to fmc420@aol.com

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*Proficiency with Microsoft Word 2007 and Outlook.

Law Firm located at 123 W. Madison, Chicago, Illinois 60602 has one furnished office available with receptionist with a monthly rate of $700.00. Contact Myrna Vargas at 312-263-4152

Sublet Office Space in Prime Location 30 N LaSalle St., Suite 2610. 2 offices immediately available. One is partner sized. Secretarial Station available also Collegial office atmosphere. Conference room and kitchen. Call 312-705-2000

55 W. Monroe Friendly professional business law firm has 1 furnished 15x15 window office available on 35th floor for $1,200/mo. Use of large conference room/library, copy room & kitchen. Digital phone system usage available. Call Mindy (312) 236-8110.

2 Offices for Rent: $1200.00 per month; 200 square foot office. Each office with large work stations. Includes use of conference room, lunch room and file storage area. Call Mary Lou at 312-250-0025

*Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint a plus. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A business degree is preferred. We offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, basic life and AD&D, short term disability, profit sharing, 401K and flexible spending accounts. These are full-time opportunities and salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates who qualify for these opportunities may apply at http://careers.h2law.com. To learn more about Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, please visit www.howardandhoward.com.

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ASSISTANT BILLING MANAGER Mid-sized Law Firm seeks an Assistant Billing Manager. The qualified candidate will have 2-3 years of legal billing experience. Knowledge of Elite is a must! Excellent MS Word and Excel skills are also required. Firm offers congenial work environment as well as an excellent benefits package. Salary is up to $55K. Please send resume to:

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Law Clerk SmithAmundsen seeks a 2L law student to join the construction and sports law teams in our Chicago office. 20 hrs/week. Minimum GPA of 3.2, law review/law journal strongly preferred. Responsibilities include research, review of documents, and drafting of documents. Ideal candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently, and computer literate with Microsoft Office products. Legal writing skills must be exceptional. Business casual office. Please, no 3Ls or graduates. Send resumes to:

Prestigious Chicago litigation firm seeks legal assistant for trial lawyer. 3+ years litigation experience required. Send resume to:

*A solution oriented and strategic thinker.

Full-Time Legal Secretary

Human Resources SmithAmundsen LLC 150 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 3300 Chicago, IL 60601 Fax: (312) 894-3210 Email: HR@salawus.com EOE

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Law Clerk SmithAmundsen seeks a 2L law student to join our products liability team in our Chicago office. Responsibilities include research, review of documents, and drafting of documents. Ideal candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently, and computer literate with Microsoft Office products. Business casual office. Please, no 3Ls or graduates. Send resumes to:

*Excellent written and verbal communication skills. *Excellent organization and prioritization skills.

*Excellent at taking ownership and being accountable. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The qualified candidate will possess a BS/BA degree, paralegal certificate, plus 5 years experience in patent prosecution and trademark. Must be able to take initiative and work with minimal supervision. Excellent communication (both written and verbal) skills and advanced PC skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Sharepoint, Oracle and Matter Management Systems such as Computer Packages Inc., or Computer Patent Annuities

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Litigation – 5 + years Liberty Mutual has an excellent opportunity for a Legal Secretary in its downtown office. Responsibilities include preparing legal documents, managing attorney’s calendar & answering phones. Must have excellent oral & written communication skills & the ability to quickly learn computer applications. Must possess the ability to multi-task in a high volume, fast paced environment. We offer a competitive salary & excellent benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer. Please post resume to: www.libertymutual.com to Posting # 23324

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How many fishermen land the big one on the last cast? By: J. Nick Augustine J.D. J. Nick Augustine J.D. is the principal of Pro Serve PR, a public relations firm serving law and professional service firms. Nick advises and assists attorneys in transition based on his experience in legal marketing, public relations, and practice management. Nick shares career growth experience and innovation with legal job seekers.

Avoid applicant apathy by practicing confidence and discipline. Apathy is a consistent problem facing job applicants. If you really spent an eight-hour work day job hunting, you would find a position. Too often, I hear people tell me they found a document review position and are not actively looking for work. Happily underemployed are we? Discipline and confidence are your best allies when looking for a new position or a new client. You think it is tough landing an interview or a call back? Try working in sales or running a business that needs a steady stream of new clients. The process of researching a lead, pitching a meeting, presenting and eventually closing a deal, is quite similar to a professional job search. Do you know anyone who works in client engagement? I would find someone who is experienced in capturing opportunities to meet and earn the interview. Ask people and learn about the flow of business and follow custom and practice. The great threat to losing clients or a job is apathy. We often get comfortable and take relationships for granted. Try picturing your competitor pitch a current client. Consider the job seekers sending resumes to apply for your job. When we become apathetic, others notice. By exercising a healthy level of fear of loss we exude commitment. Discipline in job seeking ensures better success. When you treat your search like a paid job you will likely keep better track of leads, organize your follow up and make your best presentation. When you sit you rust; the longer you are out of work, the more comfortable you present. Don't be too comfortable. A winning candidate must present as eager, confident and sharp. While job seeking, continue to maintain a daily work schedule, dress for success, attend networking meetings and keep the energy level up. The confidence game is often tough to play. We are often our worst enemy when it comes to having the confidence to execute our plans and shoot for goals. At some point you ask yourself, what does the next successful person have that I don't? How easily your positions could be reversed. Simply, if you are confident you can execute, you will. If you doubt your ability to deliver, you won't. The people in job search mode know the market is competitive. Do the employers know? Don't they just hear the word on the street? Most employers have some idea about employment rates, and I think many of them think about it frequently. Where it is business as usual for many, applicants should likewise act as if nothing is wrong and it isn't odd that this is their 500th interview. Don't wear job terror on you like a stink. If you have paid job gaps, talk about the pro bono at the law center. By exercising discipline, confidence and a bit of common sense you too can fight apathy and keep your head in the game. Your next job could be just around the corner, just make one more call, send one more resume. How many fishermen land the big one on the last cast? http://attorneysintransition.com [blog on the Internet]. Chicago: Law Bulletin Publishing Company 2011 August 29 - [cited 2011 August 29]. Available from: http://attorneysintransition.com


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Illinois Paralegal Association MOURNING THE END OF SUMMER BY: Caren Mansfield, a member of the Illinois Paralegal Association Yes, once again I am listening to the locusts in the evening and wondering how we got to the end of August so fast. I am in the middle of the end of summer blues. I wonder if I should write my own blues lament on this time of year. Or perhaps Sarah Helen Whitman said it better than I ever can: When summer gathers up her robes of glory, And, like a dream, glides away. Does today’s article relate to paralegal work? It depends on how you look at it. Paralegal work goes not regardless of the time of year. It stops only rarely for major holidays and for some paralegals, not even a major holiday brings a reprieve. Summer seems to bring a little more balance as staff go on vacation and casual days are more frequent. For me, August brings county fairs, the Illinois State Fair, lots of tomatoes, back to school time and more. It also heralds in some way the end of summer and that slight feeling of relaxation. Sure, summer is not really over for a little while but everyone is rushing to get vacations in as the temperatures start to fall. With the Labor Day weekend coming soon the signal for fall is really almost here. Remember the old style adage “no white after Labor Day”. While that style theory has changed it does not change the fact that fall is coming. With the advent of summer I have been leaving, with few exceptions at 5:00 p.m. For many paralegals leaving at five can mean leaving early. Adapting to the thought of leaving early while stressful in itself has been liberating. While some later work hours have still been called for, leaving early has left time to work outdoors and soothe away the stresses of the work day. The end of summer means shorter days,

back to school (for those with children and paralegals continuing their education) and even increasing activities. Will I start working later again or can I maintain this what feels like sneaking out at 5:00? Paralegals must learn to balance work with a happy life outside the workplace. We need

to quit feeling guilty when we follow our work schedule to the “T”. Balance includes taking our vacations and personal days rather than complaining about how hard we work before we go on vacation and how hard we work when we come back. We need to just take the time. That

includes taking time to network and keep up the paralegal with profession. So here’s a reminder that once again August and September means gearing up for the fall events the IPA will be holding. The IPA primary and secondary representatives to the National Federation of

Paralegal Associations will be attending the NFPA Annual Meeting in October. Following that meeting comes November and the IPA Education Conference and Anniversary Lunch. The IPA will be celebrating 40 years as an association. Be sure to plan on attending. Let’s end our summer

thinking good thoughts rather than worrying about what comes ahead with fall and the onset of cold weather. For more information on the IPA activities visit the IPA website at www.ipaonline.org or contact Yvonne Olsson at 815-462-4620.

I L L I N O I S PA R A L EG A L A SSO C I A TI O N Post Office Box 452 z New Lenox IL 60451-0452 z 815/462-4620 z Fax 815/462-4696

2011 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION † REGULAR membership is open to any person who is: (1) an Illinois resident employed as a paralegal on a full-time basis in the State of Illinois; or (2) a non-Illinois resident employed as a paralegal on a full-time basis in the State of Illinois; or (3) an Illinois resident employed as a paralegal on a full-time basis in any State contiguous to Illinois. Regular Membership is $65.00 † STUDENT membership is open to (1) any Illinois resident who is enrolled in a formal course of paralegal study from an accredited institution in pursuit of a certificate or degree and is not working as a paralegal; or (2) to any non-Illinois resident residing in a state contiguous to Illinois, and who is also enrolled in a formal course of paralegal study from an accredited institution in Illinois in pursuit of a certificate or degree and is not working as a paralegal. Student Membership is $40.00 (Please list name of School)_____________________________________________________________________________________ † ASSOCIATE membership is open to (1) any person employed as a paralegal on a part-time basis in the State of Illinois; or (2) any person formerly employed as a paralegal; or (3) any graduate of a formal course of paralegal study from an accredited institution who is seeking a paralegal position. Associate Membership is $55.00 † SUSTAINING membership is open to any person, law firm, business, educational institution or other organization interested in furthering the purposes of the Association. Sustaining Membership is $95.00 Definition: A paralegal is a person qualified through education, training, or work experience to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts and that is customarily, but not exclusively, performed by an attorney. This person is retained/employed by an attorney, law office, governmental agency, or other entity under the supervisory authority of an attorney; or is authorized by governmental administrative agency or statutory or court authority to perform this work.

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Dues are assessed on a calendar year basis. Membership of those joining after November 1 shall extend through the end of the next calendar year. IPA is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization. Contributions or gifts to IPA are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Dues payments may be deductible as a business expense. Illinois Paralegal Association members are also members of NFPA; a portion of your dues is forwarded to NFPA on your behalf. Mail a check or money order to the Post Office box. Or, for credit card payment, complete portion below and, fax your application to 815/462-4696. † Visa

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Litigation Support Analyst Full/Part Time: Full Time Location: Royal Oak, MI 48067 Base Pay: $40,000 - $50,000 /Year Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, a leading Midwest business law firm based in Royal Oak, Michigan, is seeking a Litigation Support Analyst. Description of Duties: This individual supports the Litigation Support Manager and works with attorneys, paralegals, and other practice support team members to maximize the usage of litigation support tools and applications. S/he will be responsible for providing technical support in database loading, image management, and database design for a suite of litigation/practice system tools. Duties include manipulating and formatting raw data into specified formats; managing, processing, and loading data and images into systems; logging, documenting, diagnosing, and reporting on failed processes; analyzing documents and data to identify compatibility with systems; assisting to prepare courtroom presentation tools; and conducting training sessions. Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a minimum of two years experience performing litigation/practice paralegal duties or automated litigation/practice IT support duties; have an in-depth understanding of litigation support practices and processes; and have hands-on experience with a combination of AD Summation, Concordance, Trial Director, CaseMap, Case Notebook, LAW or other image viewer software or other litigation scanning software. A solid knowledge of the Windows Platform (7, XP and MS Office is also required). Applicants must have a high level of attention to detail, be able to work under multiple tight and changing deadlines, work well independently, and have strong communication skills. A detailed knowledge of the processes of litigation with emphasis on trial procedures, discovery, document production, document management, coding and scanning procedures and use is desired. A bachelor's degree, Summation and/or Concordance administrator certifications, and SQL or MS Access certifications are pluses. Experience with electronic processing tools such as Clearwell is desirable for this position. This individual must be able to interact with users of varying skill level, have strong verbal and written communication skills, and be willing to travel. Successful completion of coursework in paralegal studies or a related field is also required. To apply please visit http://careers.h2law.com/. Learn more about Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC at www.howardandhoward.com.

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Downtown at 70 W. Madison St., Beautifully designed, furnished and appointed office space designed by the world famous architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Suite of attorneys has office space immediately available including dynamic, corner office with unbelievable city and lake views. Adjacent spacious office with remarkable views also available in addition to other office spaces of varying sizes, all enjoying beautiful views and sparkling light. All tenants enjoy free use of two huge and impressive state of the art conference rooms, each with breathtaking views, fully appointed kitchen and lunchroom and private health club and gym with showers. A glass walled, marble floored reception lobby with captivating views welcome your clients. This suite speaks a lofty and impressive accolade to your success, don't you deserve it? The building features two restaurants, Starbucks, famous sculpture and also a pedway providing convenient, all weather, interior access to the courts. Please call Norman at (312) 263-1700 to arrange a visit.

Three window offices (2 - 15' x 15' and 1 - 10' x 15') on 39th Floor with/without secretarial space. Receptionist, conf. room, file space, phone system with voice mail, copy/scan, fax, kitchen, DSL. Reasonable rent for long-term tenants. Contact Leslie, Jay or Jeff (312) 201-9800.

For Rent

77 W. Washington Law Office has space available at 77 W. Washington St. Ste 1515, Chicago, IL. The office is 162 sq. ft. and is semi-furnished. The office is located in the Chicago Temple Building across from the Daley Building. The office is within walking distance to City Hall, County Building, and Thompson Center. Also, a receptionist desk and a shared meeting room are available. Please call (312) 726-8766, ask for Shirley or Sandra. E-mail: lawcrawford@att.net

200 S. Wacker Drive, 30th Floor Office Space for Rent Up to 4 furnished offices available with pleasant window views in attractive suite of established law firm. Close to trains. Conference rooms available. Contact Kathy G. at 312-876-3800

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UNIQUE LOFT OFFICES FOR RENT Escape the Loop hassles and come office in Greek Town, minutes from the court houses on the Blue Line. Three sunny, eclectic offices (two large, one smaller) for rent in loft location at Jackson and Peoria. Hard wood floors, brick walls, wood beamed ceilings, reception and conference room. Full new kitchen and bath and easy neighborhood parking. Prices are competitive and ideal for small firm or sole practitioners. Limited secretarial services available. Office mascot provided free of charge! Contact Elizabeth Hubbard at 900 West Jackson Blvd. Suite Six West, Chicago, 312-243-0007 or ehubbard@ehubbardlaw.com

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Practice Area(s): Estate Planning, Corporate, Real Estate,

Litigation, Family Law Education: St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Indiana Software Experience: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Professional, iManage, Juris, Vision and OmniPage Preferred Location: North or Northwest Suburbs, Loop Your firm should hire me because: I have experience working

• On the corner of LaSalle & Madison • Walking distance to courthouse and city hall • Landmark building in heart of Financial District • On-site management and engineering • 24-hour, on-site security

with multiple attorneys and various areas of law in a very fast-paced environment. I am confident that I would be a great addition to your team. I type over 75 words per minute and am experienced at transcription. Contact me: dleetzow@comcast.net To view Margaret’s resume, please scan the tag: (Get the free mobile app at http:/ /gettag.mobi)

• Conference facility • On-site storage

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